Charm by Christine by McNair


Charm by Christine by McNair



A charm can protect, inflict or influence.

Charm, the second collection by poet Christine McNair, considers the craftwork of conception from a variety of viewpoints—from pregnancy and motherhood, to how an orchid is pollinated, to overcoming abusive family relationships, to the manual artistry of carving a violin bow or marbling endpapers.

Through these works, McNair’s poetic line evolves as if moving in a spellbound kaleidoscope, etched with omens, fairytales, intimacy’s stickiness, and the mothering body.

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Praise for Conflict:

“A knockout debut. Christine McNair is a one-woman fireworks spectacle.”
—Grady Harp, Literary Aficionado

“Christine McNair is going to write poetry that will both entertain and illuminate us if Conflict is any indication.”
—Michael Dennis, Today’s Book of Poetry

Christine McNair is the author of Conflict (BookThug, 2012; finalist for the City of Ottawa Book Award, the Archibald Lampman Award, and the ReLit Award, and shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry) and pleasantries and other misdemeanours (2013; shortlisted for the bpNichol chapbook award). Her work has appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, Descant, Poetry is Dead, Prairie Fire, and other places. McNair lives in Ottawa, where she works as a book doctor.

June 6, 2017 | Poetry
8×5.25 inches | 112 pages
ISBN 9781771663182


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